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Mon Sep 4, 2023, 05:37 PM

The Billion Dollar Code and its good news/bad news outcomes

The Billion Dollar Code -- a 4-episode series (Netflix), as authentic fictional details of historical facts -- looks back at the early history of coder/hacker digital visions, team efforts to create core algorithm code, engineer & technology capacities that innovated; and the first corporations that funded, resisted, sued and expropriated the core digital builders' team productions.

Not until 2,000's did most Americans come to know the ramifications of corporations living across generations and centuries.
Because there seemed to be no "corporate history" taught at pre-college or college levels, except in university schools of business. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_business_history

Yet after thirty years, coder/hacker/digital/tech innovations shown in this video outran schools of business teaching such that they enabled a new kind of 'forced capacity' building within humans, to help them see the analog world at scale.
That digital 'seeing' in turn enabled humans to see multinational corporate histories, along with the technologies that would become essential to the private economic sector and some public sector systems.

Today's Big Tech has enabled humans to see, in general, the emergent power of corporations within and across nations, and time, to decide human affairs.

Which has brought us to the politics of Big Corps vs Humans

Alphabet (the 55 subsidiaries of Google), Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple are the networks of the New World Order.


1. Corporations are not simply associations of individuals.

2. Corporations abuse First Amendment free speech rights to wield undue influence in our elections.

3. Corporations abuse First Amendment rights in other ways.

4. Corporations claim additional constitutional rights to overturn democratically enacted laws.

5. Letting the Supreme Court decide is anti-democratic and encourages judicial activism

In a series of decisions over the past 40 years, the Supreme Court has radically expanded constitutional rights for corporations. Perhaps its most impactful decision on the matter was in the 2010 Citizens United v. FEC ruling, which in a 5-4 decision granted corporations First Amendment rights, ruling that corporate political spending was protected speech. The effects of this decision have unleashed a wave of consequences for our republic, most notably an erosion of the public’s faith in the integrity of our democracy, a lack of policy outcomes that align with the views of most Americans, and a deluge of big money that has drowned our political system.

The Court’s ruling was based on its assertion that corporations deserve these constitutional protections because they are nothing more than assemblies of people. However, corporations in our society function as distinct entities from the individuals that comprise them, and aren’t beholden to represent the opinions of those individuals. What’s more, with their First Amendment “rights” consecrated by the Supreme Court, corporations have extended these constitutional rights in other dubious ways.

Most Americans agree that corporations are not people. Throughout our history, citizens have come together to overrule the Supreme Court—for example when it upheld slavery or denied women’s right to vote. Today, we need an amendment again to establish that constitutional rights are for people, not corporations.

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Mon Sep 4, 2023, 05:57 PM

2. I wrote this, not AI. I used computers & read about them since the Chaos Computer Club of Germany

developed the concept of mapping the globe and got funded by Deutsche Telekom in those days. This series lays out the creation, business interests and outcomes of that 90's era.

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Mon Sep 4, 2023, 06:01 PM

3. oops sorry! Ill delete my post

the movie looks fascinating , thanks.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 4, 2023, 06:02 PM

4. No worries! Don't bother deleting. We're straight.

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Mon Sep 4, 2023, 06:18 PM

5. We are becoming slaves to corporations

Hard to not be kissing their ass in everything we do. It's what started the 'Back to the Land' movement.

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Mon Sep 4, 2023, 06:26 PM

6. Yep, it's the one thing my right leaning family members and I agree on. But their solution isn't

democratic or collective in resisting.

They argue that one of the Acts of 1871 declared not just DC but the whole country, as incorporated. The US had become a corporation, and so their solution is to reclaim their "person" over their "citizen" status, which legally enables them to reject courts as statute enforcers of commerce only. They claim that rule of law under the US Constitution is really a corporate fiction to promote double standards of social and corporate enforcement.

We see resistance and legal recourse as our collective and individual rights as citizens under rule of law.

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